Monday, November 24, 2014

imogene ellen

its been almost 4 months and i have yet to introduce to you our new bundle of joy.  


here are a few tid bits about her and how things have been going: 
  • she is named after my grandmother and my mother-in-law. 
  • her arrival was wonderful and uneventful. 
  • henry calls her "geen" or "sister" and is really getting the hang of being a big brother. 
  • she likes to be held by henry even when it doesnt look comfy at all. 
  • she was a bit fussy the first 4 weeks.  we (the docs and i) decided she must be having reflux issues.  the medicine helped a lot but i think she is finally outgrowing it. we stopped giving her medicine this past week.  
  • the kids have a shared nursery but she still sleeps in our room. 
  • she finally has outgrown her bassinet so we just moved her crib to a corner in our room. 

so here she is in all her cuteness, a ridiculous amount of pictures of imogene ellen.  






















Friday, November 21, 2014

liebster award: q&a

my friend samanatha, over at moving peaces tagged me for the liebster award q&a post.  i think its a great excuse to log into my blogger account, type something out and actually post it.  thanks samantha for the little push and inspiration :)  


1. How did you decide on the title of your blog?
i wanted to have a space where i could be joyful about the small things, where i could encourage myself and others to try and find a way to turn around any day ... thus, best.day.ever. 

2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why? 

contentment - dont get me wrong, i am very seldom completely content, but this is more of a journey to contentment.  a reflection of the little things that make life special. 

3. What’s your favorite pastime other than blogging?

a good neflix bindge with husband is my favoirte.  we dont get to do this as much with two little ones but i still love to cuddle up and watching show after show while eating chinese delivery.  

4. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?

community - a way to connect with people that are so different than you and/or find people from all over the world that you have a lot in common with.  

5. Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you most like to try yourself? (What is a post you have liked written by the person who nominated you?)

samantha does "the thursday three" every week and i really look forward to reading about the little or big things that impact her week.  and its a great way to keep up with whats going on in her life.  we are real life, face friends and of course we dont see each other as often as i like.  i also really enjoy her thrifting posts ... that is right up my alley 

6. Where does your blog inspiration come from?

day to day life really.  a while back i had been thinking of renaming my blog and changing things up a bit.  right around that time my friend cynthia gave a message at our church which inspired this post which inspired the new direction. 

7. What is one country in the world you would like to visit? Why?

this is a hard one because i would love to visit soooo many other countries.  husband and i have been watching a lot of netflix documentaries about china so today i say china, tomorrow it could be england or australia.   

8. If you have children, what are their names? If not, what are your favorite boy & girl names?
henry and imogene

9. A long lost relative leaves you a large sum of money. What do you do with it?

pay off the house, hire a property manager to rent out and manage the house, rent a small storage unit, buy an rv, sell everything that doesnt fit into the storage unit and rv, hit the road full time.

10. In your opinion, what is the best blog post you’ve written so far? (Include the link!)
i think i would chose something that i know made people think or could relate to easily.  after writing give anyway i had someone contact me telling me they went out and bought a new coat and hat (nice, new things) to give away to someone in need.  after posting motherhood and body image not only was i hoping it might help someone look at themselves in a different way, i also hope i will go back and read it and remind myself how i want to feel about myself.  

11. What is your favorite food? 
mac and chz has always been a favorite of mine.  


~ the end ~


now, i want to nominate tara at laugh when you can and kristen at the art of being silly

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